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Kansas Statehouse going gold for childhood cancer

Posted: 08/28/2015 - Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Friday declaring September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. He'll light the Statehouse in gold in a special event Sept. 1.

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Here's why your health insurance could go up over 25%

Posted: 08/26/2015 - Kansas residents who buy health insurance on their own could see their premiums increase up to 25.4 percent next year under new rates approved by the state's Insurance Department this week.

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Topeka bans e-cigarettes in some public places

Updated: 08/18/2015 - An ordinance banning electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places breezed through the City Council Tuesday night. Council members voted, 7-2, to extend its ban on indoor smoking to include vaping.

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'Female Viagra' gets FDA approval

Posted: 08/18/2015 - A 2002 study found that up to one-third of adult women might experience hypoactive sexual desire disorder, a technical term for when women lack sexual desire or fantasy.

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Mutant drug resistant lice are probably coming!

Updated: 08/19/2015 - Head lice are a lousy part of the school year or summer vacation for an estimated 6 to 12 million children in the United States every year. Infestations can lead to itchy scalp, irritability and poor sleep.

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New program educates moms before baby arrives

Posted: 08/13/2015 - Stormont-Vail recently received a grant worth nearly $100,000 from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund and Kansas Health Foundation to initiate an OB nurse navigator program.

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Report: America's uninsured rate falls below 10%

Posted: 08/12/2015 - The total number of Americans without insurance dropped from 36 million last year to 29 million in the first three months of 2015, the lowest rate of uninsured Americans since 1972.

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Spicy foods may help you live longer, says a new study

Posted: 08/05/2015 - Hot, hot, hot foods are the focus of new research released this week, which suggests eating fiery ingredients such as chili peppers may do more than burn your tongue. These foods may help you live longer.

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